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Dillingham area man in his 70s died of COVID-19

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It was one of 57 deaths the state reported Friday. The state said in an announcement that one of those deaths was recent, while the rest were identified after reviewing death certificates from August to November.

The state announced Friday that a Dillingham area man in his 70s died of COVID-19. It was one of 57 deaths the state reported that day. 

The state said in an announcement that one of those 57 deaths was recent, while the rest were identified after reviewing death certificates from August to November. The state said it is continuing to review death certificates to identify COVID-related deaths.

As of Wednesday, 10 people in Dillingham area communities and a total of 945 Alaskans have died of the disease since the pandemic began.

Correction: A total of 945 Alaska residents have died of COVID-19 since the pandemic began, not 946 as this article originally stated.

Contact the author at izzy@kdlg.org or 907-842-2200.